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ePHOTOzine Member Wins An IGPOTY Award - ePHOTOzine Member is crowned the winner off the plant portraits category in the IGPOTY competition.

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Choca Mocha - Cosmos atrosanguineus
Photo by MandyD - winner of the Plant Portraits category in the IGPOTY competition.

For the second year running ePHOTOzine member MandyD has been crowned the winner of the Plant Portraits Category in the International Garden Photographer Of The Year competition (IGPOTY).

Her shot of Cosmos atrosanguineus titled 'Choca Mocha' was taken in a sunny spot of Mandy's garden in the South East of England.

"I was inspired to capture the cosmos because of its beautiful rich burgundy tones and its velvety textured petals," explained Mandy. "I entered the shot because I felt it was a strong and striking image and at the same time had a delicate and airy feel to it, I hoped it would attract the judges attention."

Mandy was awarded a canvas print to the value of £60, £500 and a copy of the International Garden Photographer of the Year 4 hardback book, where all the winning, highly commended and commended photos will be published.

Well done Mandy!

Overall Winner

Colin Roberts won the overall title of International Garden Photographer of the Year. His image, Sea Thrift Flowers, won him the £5,000 prize for the best single image. Colin was also awarded third place in the Wildflowers category for his photograph Viper’s Bugloss, and Highly Commended awards for Sainfoin Meadow and Cow Parsley.

The winners of the other categories are:

  • People in the Garden – Brad Mailer for Garden Jumper.
  • Garden Views (award sponsored by Towergate Camerasure) – Marianne Majerus for Abstract Impressions of a Secret Garden.
  • Wildlife in the Garden (award sponsored by Creatively Different Roller Blinds) – David Chapman for Tadpole.
  • Trees – Leszek Paradowski for The Beech with the Human Face.
  • Wildflowers – Colin Roberts for Sea Thrift Flowers

Special Awards:

  • Spirit of the American Garden – Andrea Jones for It must be love.
  • Best Image of Kew Gardens – Jeff Eden for The sun sets on the Palm House at Kew.
For more information please visit the International Garden Photographer Of The Year website.

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JackAllTog e2 Member 53469 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2011 - 10:42 AM

Congratulations Mandy, excellent image and thanks for being such a regular ePhotozine contributor with many other great shots to inspire us.

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4 May 2011 - 5:21 PM

Sweet Victory! Congrats Mandy.

allan47  6 United Kingdom
4 May 2011 - 5:29 PM

What an outstanding image, it is perfectly balanced, wonderful bokeh, framed and composed fantastically. A worthy winner.

Shootme  4 England
4 May 2011 - 7:44 PM

What an absolutley beautiful image, congratulations Mandy, very well done.


Lilbil  3 United Kingdom
4 May 2011 - 8:27 PM

Absolutely gorgeous, I'm just starting out really and its images like this that inspire me to carry on.
Many congratulations

brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2011 - 10:01 PM

Congratulations, well done!

suemack  9 New Zealand
4 May 2011 - 10:49 PM

What a beautiful shot! Congrats Mandy!!

southpole  355 forum posts United Kingdom
5 May 2011 - 4:34 AM

Well Done Great news and a Great shot well deserved

Sassie  6189 forum posts United Kingdom
5 May 2011 - 6:28 AM

Well done, once again Mandy! Love Sarah-fiona xGrin

5 May 2011 - 9:02 AM

Impressive, well done.

Joline e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2011 - 11:38 AM

I can see why it was chosen, so very beautiful.

5 May 2011 - 7:01 PM

I would have been proud to take such a lovely shot. Congratulations.

Toonman  71420 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2011 - 11:52 AM

Well done! You must be thrilled, and 2 years in a row!

Excellent picture. Smile

dabhandphotographics e2 Member 5dabhandphotographics vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2011 - 12:30 AM

well done,great image.. dave.

sn  3 India
8 May 2011 - 10:38 AM

very well done

stokesy  3 Scotland
8 May 2011 - 11:46 AM

this is something Ihannt done yet but in this image I do see the potential of such a beautiful composition its just so magnetic to look at, and 2 years in a row go for the hatrick next year well done Im just back from hols and only looked at this out of curiosity, superb thankyou, ronnie

REDWOLF  5 England
9 May 2011 - 4:25 PM


MandyD e2 Member 516777215 forum postsMandyD vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2011 - 8:12 PM

Thank you all so much for your kind messages, members here on epz have helped me and encouraged me so much over the last couple of years. The friendliness and support has motivated me to keep trying and improve my photography such a lot, I owe you all a big thank you.
All the best
MandySmile x

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